Seahawks-Packers Thriller Delivers Record Audience on CTV

— January 19, 2015

– Seattle’s thrilling comeback victory over Green Bay draws 2.34 million viewers, the highest audience ever recorded for an afternoon Conference Championship –
– More than 1.9 million Canadians watched New England defeat Indianapolis in the AFC Championship game –

TORONTO (January 19, 2015) – The last stop on the road to SUPER BOWL XLIX drew a record audience on CTV. Overnight data from Numeris confirms that the Seattle Seahawks’ come-from-behind victory over the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Conference Championship attracted 2.34 million viewers to the network. It was the most-watched afternoon Conference Championship game on record on Canadian television. The game was also the most-watched program on Canadian television this week, with the audience peaking late in the fourth quarter with more than 3.7 million viewers as the game went into overtime. Tom Brady and the New England Patriots decisive victory over the Indianapolis Colts in yesterday’s AFC Conference Championship attracted an average audience of 1.9 million viewers to CTV. Overall, a total of 10.3 million viewers tuned in to CTV to watch some or all of the network’s coverage of the NFL Conference Championships on Sunday. CTV’s exclusive coverage of the NFL Playoffs continues with the most-watched television event in Canada, the SUPER BOWL, airing live on Sunday, Feb. 1, with coverage beginning at 12 noon ET.

About CTV

CTV is Canada’s #1 private broadcaster. Featuring a wide range of quality news, sports, information, and entertainment programming, CTV has been Canada’s most-watched television network for the past 13 years in a row. CTV is a division of Bell Media, Canada’s premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio, digital, and Out-of-Home. Bell Media is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company. More information about CTV can be found on the network’s website at CTV.ca.

Source: Numeris (formerly BBM Canada)

Audiences prior to August 31, 2009 are based on BBM Nielsen Media Research Mark II meters. CTV electronic audience databases incorporate data beginning in 1994.

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